Researchers have studied the possible link between one's intelligence and one's humor of sick or black jokes, as understanding them requires some mental agility and the need to recognize the blend of odd contexts and shifts in meaning. Results suggest that those who laugh at dark humor have a ...
Date Posted: January 24, 2017GO
Psychologists are diving into the fundamental differences between eastern and western thinking and how it affects the people's thinking and behaviors.
You might have heard the rumor that the human brain has only ever hit ten percent of its capacity. However, neurologist Barry Gordon debunks this myth, claiming that our brain is like a muscle and continuously active in a 24-hour period.
The unconscious mind can play a large and influential role in our lives despite lack of explicit cues. Research has shown how nonverbal cues and implicit messages can be passed on to our children and thus affect the next generation's level of social ...
A new Northwestern University study reported that schools should adopt both ability grouping and acceleration to help gifted students.
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Due to the conclusion of numerous studies in the recent years, many have come to believe that coffee drinkers may live longer. They have uncovered one of the mechanisms underlying this association.
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Many species in the animal kingdom hunt and prey, but the origin that elicits such behaviors remain unknown. However, scientists discover in mice that stimulating certain brain areas with light can active their predatory instincts.
A dog, cat, or even hamster can be a great playmate and teach youngsters the role of responsibility. However, adding these furry creatures as a member of the family can also provide another benefit--improvements on mental health!
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It's a psychological phenomenon that one is more likely to believe another person has committed an immoral act if his skin is a darker shade. New York University's professor Adam Alter and his colleagues explain their research on this "Bad is Black" ...
In the United States, it’s estimated that 30 percent of adults and 66 percent of adolescents are regularly sleep-deprived. ...
It’s perfectly normal to feel insecure in the midst of divorce – right after being ripped apart the life that you used to be living and needing some adjustment time to the new life settling in. During this vulnerable period, it might made you ...
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You might have your mom's eyes or your dad's nose, but thanks to genetic inheritance, researchers say that you could also be passed down some of your parents' creativity as well.
You might have heard that female are much better at multitasking than males are, but professor Timo Mäntylä has busted that myth. Turns out it has more to do with a woman's menstrual cycle!
In today's age, social media is highly integrated into our lives, whether it's logging onto Facebook or reposting something on Twitter. However, researchers say that the influence of social media highly affects 1 in 5 teens, which negatively impacts ...
There is a fine line between autism and alexithymia – feeling emotions but being unable to identify them. Persistent stereotype that people with autism are individuals who are lacking in empathy and failed to understand emotion. Although it is ...
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For women, wearing makeup at work can be a complex issue. They must balance looking professional with the risk of being objectified. Overall, research shows that use of cosmetics signals status. A new paper, published in October 2016 in Perception, ...